These stunning student housing apartments are inspired by tiny homes

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Huge circular windows flood Melbourne’s Cirqua Apartments with natural light

Huge circular windows flood the interior of this apartment block in Melbourne with natural light. BKK Architects designed the Cirqua Apartments as a staggered volume that references the region’s historical housing type and reinterprets it in a modern way.

The block occupies a steeply sloping site in a residential neighborhood in Melbourne. Its exterior is dominated by huge porthole windows that span almost the full height of the six cubes. The openings bring natural light into the interior and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Worlds first Nordic Eco-labelled apartments completed in Copenhagen

The world’s first Nordic Eco-labelled project just wrapped up construction in one of Copenhagen’s most desirable areas. Designed by Danish architects Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects and COBE, the award-winning Krøyers Plads development infuses a historic site in the center of the Copenhagen harbor with contemporary, eco-friendly construction. The five-story housing project meets stringent levels for sustainability and is nearly 40 percent more energy efficient than the legal requirements.

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How shared space makes four micro apartments in Japan seem much larger

It is hard to believe but in case of this house in Japan size does not really matter. Designed by Osamu Nishida and Erika Nakagawa from ON Design & Partners, Yokohama Apartment features four super-small residential units each less than 20 sq.m in size (the smallest measures only 16,27 sq.m). However, nevertheless such reduced dimensions, these small hats feel as great and large enough spaces to live in. Magic resides in the shared open-air courtyard of the house conceived as a real living-room… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building